I like to think of my tita Leigh as a connoisseur when it comes to collecting fancy-schmancy writing/drawing materials. Her calligrapher’s dream of a blog is full of reviews about art supplies that I find myself pining for whenever I browse through.
I guess she loves hoarding up on cool stuff, and on some occasions, my sister and I are lucky enough to be the little runts who get hand-me-downs! The great thing is, most of the time these goodies are barely used if not completely new and I feel so thankful to know someone so generous.
A Cretacolor woodless pencil set, and nice wooden LYRAs.
Fountain pens and assorted nibs. I feel so posh whenever I write with these, haha.
(2nd from left to right) Two Pilot and two Akashiya brush pens that I absolutely love love love.
I’ve been using the Pentel Aquash (leftmost) for a long time now and majority of the illustrations I’ve posted up on this blog were made with it. But I spent the last two days drawing with these new brush pens and frankly, they kick the Aquash’s butt.
"Junior, meet your mommas and poppas."
Markers that I have yet to try drawing with. I usually prefer brush and ink but I’m determined to give these bad boys a shot.
Fineliners. I wonder how long it’ll take before I rip these out and use them to butcher paper. They look so neat all packaged up like that.
A really beautiful pen and ink set
Assorted colored ink! There’s even a bottle full of ink that smells like roses and it’s a huge step up from the cheap China ink I’ve been getting at National Bookstore.
Micro-reviews. Hey, I’m no expert when it comes to these things, alright?!
My favorite of the lot - a Kuretake Watercolor Brush Pen Pocket Set! I recently started saving up to order one on the internet, but now that I have one, I won’t have to spend money and time waiting for one. It is literally the best thing ever.
The whole set consists of a watercolor palette, a water bottle, a pocket-sized water brush, and a carrying case. It’s really handy and great for painting on the go.
Squirt the water out, get some paint, et voila!
Pencil case. I was also given a big black Beabi organizer that I’ve already brought along outside of the house twice for keeping pens and paint during trips to town.
Cutesy-tootsie novelty pens that my 13-year-old sister already claimed for herself. (Psh, tweens)
A jumble of various ballpens. Sam’s again.
And finally, paper galore! The blank white pages looked so pristine that I didn’t even want to handle them at first. But "Be not afraid of paper. Notebooks are meant for you to fill in!" my dad says.
Blank sketch pads. The blue sketchbook has great paper quality and is my fave so far.
These three have lovely watercolor-esque printed decals on each page. I like to call them ‘lady notebooks’.
A Venzi Flexy 4 Subject Squared Notebook, A Muji Notebook with dotted grid pages, Moleskine Cahiers, and a big pad with brown paper.
Big-ass 100-leaf artist pad. Booyah.
I couldn’t be more happy with all this stuff! I’ve already drawn a number sketches with some of the pens and I’m looking forward to using everything else!